Summer in Berlin is the most magical of seasons. The city centre streets are quiet as most of the locals have fled to southern climes, and you feel like you have the city to yourself. In the quirky suburbs like Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, the locals take ownership of the parks and open spaces to the max, by sitting around, drinking beers, grilling sausages or just hanging out till late at night. The feeling of randomly wandering around such a lively city in the late afternoons or evenings is incredible, and highly recommended.
Back indoors, there are amazing exhibitions, multimedia shows and performances to be seen, for example the fantastic new multimedia exhibition about the visions of mediaeval painter Hieronymus Bosch. Check out our events calendar to see what else is on. The new sports season is about to kick off as well, with several of Berlin's teams playing very well indeed – why not catch a match while you're here?
Whatever you do this summer, remember to go sit in a park at some point - and let us know your tips and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Berlin is regularly mentioned as Europe's party capital, and there are dozens of great clubs - from techno to indie - that attract thousands of partygoers each weekend. To make sense of the multitude of options, visit our (German-language) partner website www.theclubmap.com, which has photos, reviews and other information about Berlin's vibrant nightlife scene.